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How old do gt's need to be to be concidered antique?

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Hello All,:howdy: i have been pondering this question for some time how old do gt's need to be considered an antique? I know cars and trucks are 25 years but what about garden tractors? Also is there a age limit at the tractor shows of how new a unit or old a unit has to be to show.I think my gt is an 1988 model (917.255914) and my second(with no engine at the moment) is i think a 1987(917.255911). Thanks again for the help everyone. Tootles:050::050::bellyemot:bellyemot:050::050:
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Interesting question. With tractors, it is indeed hard to say. When I lived in Colorado, I'd see the old JD 2 cylinders putting in a days work still. My JD 318 is turning 25 this year, yet it looks to be a very modern tractor. There are very few parts I cannot still get for it, so maybe 25 years is not enough.

Now 2 of my MTD 990s will be turning 40 this year. Getting hard to find parts, and they do look to be from a different era.

But then, a neighbor has a 1938 Allis B (yes, hand cranked still) that he uses a good bit. Coming up on 74 years old and still is used as a tractor.

Why don't you tell us what you think, KC, since the answer is pretty subjective.
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